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What’s Next? A Smaller Bikini?

Lately, I’ve been noticing ads for fitness programs that promise things like bikini bodies or getting ripped or losing 15 pounds–all in only two weeks. Those sound like goals, but my first thought is: What’s next? After you get that ripped, 15-pound lighter bikini body, what’s the next target—a smaller bikini? My second question is

Aug 02, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

What’s Stopping US?

Everyone wants to change their health and fitness habits. So why is taking the first step to hard? What stops us? Mostly our brains.  One problem is a law of physics: simple inertia.  Overcoming inertia takes energy.  But brains hoard energy.  They need a whack from an outside force like a mean dog bearing down on us,

Aug 02, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Why Don’t We Take Better Care of Ourselves?

Seriously. We get our hair cut every 6 weeks, change the filters in our water systems every time the red light comes on, change the oil every 3000 miles, pressure wash our decks, rotate our tires.  We take better care of our stuff than of ourselves Why is it so difficult to get off the

May 31, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Are You Giving This Deadly Killer Permission to Shorten Your Lifespan?

What can potentially give you the blues, cause dementia, and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke? It has the potential to saddle you with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, colon cancer, breast cancer and reduce your testosterone level. Plus, it can chip away at your looks, how you feel and

Mar 07, 2017 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Don’t Watch Your Weight!

It’s that time of year again. “Lose weight now” messages from the $60 BILLION diet industry are everywhere! This diet industry thrives because none of their products works for more than a few weeks.  The entire industry is a wash, rinse, repeat–endlessly–profit center. But the biggest problem is that weight is the wrong thing to

Dec 27, 2016 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

5 Reasons SFG-style Kettle Bells Are Good for Your Back

1. SFG Kettlebell work strengthens your glutes. The late Vladimir Janda, MD from Czech Republic observed that people with low back dysfunction often exhibit “gluteal amnesia.” An improper recruitment pattern leads to increasing back problems as the back has to take over the lifting task of the glutes. The glutes are strongly emphasized in SFG

Oct 06, 2015 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Why Kettle Bells at 60?

This past May, my daughter graduated from college which whipped my attention around to the future–hers, and my place in it.  As I saw the years unfold before me, I noticed that at age 59, I couldn’t see ahead indefinitely.  I saw the pavement end, and I saw it very clearly.  This was even more stark than

Jul 18, 2014 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

Should You De-Tox?

I‘ve been approached recently by people selling detox devices, wraps, pills, etc. They want me to sell them to my clients. For the most part, I’m not interested. Why not? 1. If someone truly needs detoxing, and some people do, they need professional diagnosis and care. That’s outside the scope of my practice, and to

Oct 23, 2013 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments